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the chances of a woman dying in childbirth by a third. the u.n. report also describes other benefits, the rise of women in the workforce and wealthier households. some 222 million women currently have insufficient access to contraceptives and $5.7 billion could be saved, preventing unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions. dr. avis jones-deweever, how does the u.n. come up with this $5.7 billion figure? >> if you look at certain developing nations, there is not good access to contraception. that cost money in terms of healthcare, lack of productivity of an untapped human capital resource. >> and maternal and childbirth -- death, rather, and complicated births? >> exactly. having access to contraception allows women to not only space their children, decide when they will have their children, as well as stay in school, get educated, get a good job and save their lives due to unneeded complications in childbirth that they wouldn't have gone to had they had access to affordable contraception. >> this is clearly the report i don't think you can argue. you can argue with the numbers but not the f
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